Quote by Jesse Ventura
I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief.
This quote conveys the essence of patriotism, highlighting that it stems from genuine emotions and personal choices. It emphasizes that patriotism cannot be forced or coerced but arises willingly through a deep sense of loyalty and devotion. Furthermore, the quote suggests that this loyalty is not blind but is rooted in informed understanding and sincere beliefs about one's country or community.
Turn around, and the people you thought you knew might change. Your little boy might now live half a world away. Your beautiful daughter might be sneaking out at night. Your ex-husband might by dying by degrees. This is the reason that dancers learn, early on, how to spot while doing pirouettes: we all want to be able to find the place where we started.
When I was very young and the urge to be someplace was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch. When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age. In middle age I was assured that greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked. In other words, I don't improve, in further words, once a bum always a bum. I fear the disease is incurable.